Emmanuel Emenike has spoken of his delight at ending a goal drought stretching back to November 2014, as Fenerbahce defeated Karabukspor 2-1 in the Super Lig on Saturday.
With 58 minutes gone in the game held at Dr. Necmettin Seyhoglu Stadium, the Nigeria international scored his third goal of the season to make it 2-0 to the Turkish champions.
The Super Eagle star has thanked his teammates and Fenerbahce staff for the affection shown to him during his bad spell in front of goal.
”For us, it a really nice game. I want to thank our President, coach and my teammates,”Emenike said at a press conference.
”They did not lose their trust in me, they always encouraged me. I want to thank them individually.”
After scoring against his former team, he has stressed that he had to celebrate the goal because a long time had passed since he found the back of the net.
”I celebrated at the same time and I want to talk about the goal I scored against my former team.
”On their behalf, on behalf of the fans, I’m sorry. I did not score for a long time so I celebrated it.
”Actually, I never changed, I am still the same Emenike. I think it is something inherent in football. Sometimes things do not go as you want,” the Fenerbahce number 29 added.
Emenike spent two seasons at Karabukspor, and netted 30 goals in 50 matches before joining Spartak Moscow.